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Daily Quiz #336

General Knowledge Quiz for 19 December 2009

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What standard distance was selected because it was expected to be "one ten millionth of the quadrant of the earth's meridian"

A
Metre
B
Yard
C
Cubit
D
Foot
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2

Andy Warhol is associated with what sort of art?

A
Pop
B
Snap
C
Crackle
D
Rustle
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3

In 2009, Heikki Kovalainen, Kimi Raikkonen, Sebastian Vettel, Robert Kubica and Nico Rosberg were competitors in which sport?

A
Motor racing
B
Skiing
C
Weight lifting
D
Cycling
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4

Who owned "The News" newspaper in Adelaide, diversified into the US, UK and Asian markets, and started Sky TV in Britain in 1989?

A
Rupert Murdoch
B
Kerry Packer
C
George Randolph Hearst
D
Michael Bloomberg
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5

Which of these US states does not border Canada?

A
New York
B
Maine
C
Massachusetts
D
Vermont
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6

Which section of the British forces made a famous charge against Russian forces at Balaklava on 25 October 1854 during the Crimean War?

A
The Dim Brigade
B
The Dark Brigade
C
The Bright Brigade
D
The Light Brigade
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7

In Israel in 2009, what did they call the world outbreak of swine flu?

A
Mexico flu
B
Cat scratch fever
C
SARS
D
The English Disease
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